Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 46
Rated 2 out of 5 by Suzzie Suzzie
These pants run extremely large, they were even too big for my husband who wears a mens size 34! I typically wear a med/large however, will need to exchange them for a small- and hope that fits. I can't speak to the quality or function because I was unable to wear them.
August 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shea1114 A qualified 'yes'
These pants are very lightweight. They would be very comfortable IF...
I ordered the large based on the fit guide. I was at the lower end, but I was hesitant to order the medium because it didn't seem to cover my measurements (my hips were at the lower end of the large), and since I wear a 12 I thought it was a good bet. I had tried on a large in a different style (shorts) and also a 12 (capris), and both fit me perfectly. I thought I was on solid ground.
The large was too big. it gapped out a lot around the waistline and also seemed large around the hip area, but I think the medium would have been too tight. The waistline was barely elastic, and I mean very very slightly on each side.
I might have still considered them, but they were also much too long on me. I would have needed to bring them to a tailor. My legs are a little bit shorter than average, but generally I can get away with regular inseam being slightly long. These were dragging.
The price was great, but I had to send them back (I could not find them locally). That's when "sticker shock" set in. I live in Florida. It cost me nearly $10 to send them back via the USPS. UPS would have been a lot more.
So my advice would be to follow the fit guide and be aware that if you fall around in the middle of the measurements, and you generally have no problem with length, this could be a good pair of inexpensive hiking pants for you. If you are at the lower end or the higher end, it gets a little more into a "gray area." And also be aware that, if you order online, it could be pricey shipping the pants back to Oregon.
I had to pick a "yes" or "no" on recommendation. In reality it is a "Yes...with reservations."
August 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by peaker Good Quality
I bought these pants after looking for a second pair of Columbia pants (209 TL8273) that I purchased 2 yrs ago. Of course, those pants that I loved are no longer available!!! These fit in the seat but too long even tho XS. Zip off legs don't work because pants are tapered and don't have lower leg zippers or tabs. boots/shoes must be removed to get legs off!!! Not a good design. Material is good quality and great pockets.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by alohadi Great pants
My husband got a pair of men's Aruba convertible pants at a local store but they did not carry women's convertibles. Sent for both a Med and Lge as the size chart did not have my exact size. I am a Med on the large side, and the Mediums fit perfectly.
I am taking them on a trip to Italy and having two pairs of pants, long and shorts all in one, saves a lot of room in the suitcase.
They are big enough around the thighs so they do not bind or get "stuck" on the thigh when using them as shorts.
Only problem, they are a bit long for my 30" legs. Otherwise, great.
August 6, 2013